It’s probably just some circuit boards, a processor or two, and some fans. It’s certainly not [REDACTED FOR SPOILERS].
Nintendo Plans To Keep Free Online Services
Nintendo isn’t planning on charging customers for the online services it will be introducing to the 3DS or Wii U platforms, says Satoru Iwata. Instead, Iwata says, their services will ”build the circumstance where consumers are more constantly playing games on our platforms, which will increase the sales potential of new games.” Nintendo unveiled the Miiverse, the online community app for the Wii U, at E3 this year, and hope that by allowing players (both casual and not-so-casual) to experience gaming socially and at their own pace free of charge, those players will be encouraged to spend the money they’re saving on other things. Like Pokemon.
Euro Court Says Digital Games Ought To Allow Resale
The idea of reselling used software is an argument that is generally at a low boil, with occasional spurts over the edge of the pot. The Court of Justice of the European Union twisted the oven knob a little bit today by stating that legally obtained digitally distributed copies of software should be treated the same as physical copies, meaning that a consumer with a valid license to that piece of software should be able to resell it at will. Obviously, this ruling has no direct effect on the United States, but it certainly effects US companies and may influence future domestic legislation.
I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t be interested in getting a few dollars out of my Steam copy of Alan Wake’s American Nightmare.
Ouya: $99. Hackable.
A home console at $100, running on Android, that anyone can develop and release free games for? “Even the underlying hardware is ‘built to be hacked’ — every customer who buys a retail box will get a dev kit in the bargain,” all of which makes it seems like the Ouya is designed to be more like a cheap, user-friendly PC than a direct competitor in the console market. The project boasts personnel formerly from IGN, Amazon, and Microsoft
[Source: The Verge]